memory days: December 2010


fun. fresh. photography.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The greatest gift

My parents hate having their photo taken, and they have passed this trait down to me. Most photographers prefer to  be behind the camera, most people I meet hate to be in front of the camera, it is a pretty universal feeling. However, what I love more than anything are my  photos, the ones of my grandparents, or my mom as a little girl at the beach. The pictures that tell the story of a time & a place I have never been... I love those. They aren't professional photos, they aren't staged or posed, they are cherished memories.  

Last year at a photography conference, I listened to David Williams speak about the importance of family photos, there wasn't a dry eye in the room. I left the conference determined to get my own family portrait because after thinking about it... I didn't have one.

This was the only professional family photo I could think of; it is about 30 years old, no parents, my how we have grown. This is the photo that stayed on my father's dresser for 30 years. I love my brother Joe's plaid jacket, classic.

There was one professional family photo taken, I almost forgot. This is the most anti-Squillacote picture of all time. My family will probably kill me for posting this on the internet, I  am thinking of sending it in to the akward family photo website. There is so much awesomeness in this photo, I don't know where to begin.

These are the outdated photos that are still on my dad's dresser. Really??? No really, a 20 year old picture of me in an ugly blue bridesmaids dress. My brother's senior high school photos, also 20 years old. I think it is time for some new pictures...

This  past summer, I passed my camera off to my friend, and we did the family photo.
For everyone who thinks their family is the worst behaved, crazy  clients, you're not,  my family takes the cake.  Despite our craziness, our squinty eyes, and our inability to all look at the camera and smile, we managed to get a few keepers. For me, this Christmas, my favorite gift, is my family, and our "first" family portrait.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

William & Matthew

I love these two little guys; my little cousins William & Matthew. They are just as cute & sweet in person as they are in pictures. Here are a few Christmas photos at their home and at the Christmas tree farm. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Harrison & Jillian {Old Lyme, CT lifestyle photographer}

I met Harrison & Jillian at their house in Old Lyme this past Saturday. Jillian is only four months old, and she is as sweet & cute as a doll! Jillian's older brother Harrison is equally adorable, and full of spunk.   Harrison has tons of toys we got to play with during this session, an added bonus for having a photo session at home, is having fun with all your favorite things!  

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ezri & Emme {Newport RI lifestyle photography}

I love photographing kids & families. I especially love photographing my friend's families, maybe it is because I know them,  maybe because we laugh together and we can goof around, or maybe Ezri & Emme are just super photogenic and it is easy to see they are wonderful, loving  kids. What ever it is, I had a great time on our long anticipated family photo shoot! We decided on Newport, it was cold and windy, but these guys were super troopers, and these pictures melt my heart, enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jodi, Eamon & Eddie {Warren, RI lifestyle photography}

I met up with Jodi & Eamon in their wonderful little Warren, RI neighborhood. Jodi had scoped out a ton of great places for our photo shoot. We walked around town with their dog Eddie, who was on his best behavior! There were so many great little spots & shops in Warren, I will definitely have to go back soon for a visit! Here are just a few of our walk around Warren, enjoy!